Iration Announce New Album 'Automatic' Plus August  2013 Tour Dates

Iration Announce New Album 'Automatic' Plus August 2013 Tour Dates

Reggae, pop, rock heavyweights IRATION are back with the release of their third full-length album AUTOMATIC, out now on their own 3 Prong Records with distribution throughMRI/RED. The 16-track collection is climbing iTunes album charts, currently at #1 onReggae albums chart and #7 overall albums chart. Focus track "Back Around" is currently receiving radio airplay nationally with adds at 91X in San Diego, CA, 92.9 KJEE in Santa Barbara, CA, 98.7 WRMR in Wilmington, NC, 102.7 WJSE in Atlantic City, NJ, 107.3 KURQ in San Luis Obispo, CA, 101.9 KUCD in Honolulu, HI and more.

With AUTOMATIC, IRATION--Micah Pueschel (Guitar/Vocals), Joe Dickens (Drums), Adam Taylor (Bass) and Cayson Peterson (Keyboards)--is further pushing their musical boundaries while staying true to the sound they helped bring to the mainstream. The band collaborated with Cage The Elephant guitarist Lincoln Parish who is featured on several tracks and helped co-produce select songs on the album along with long term studio partnerJP Hesser of Castaway 7 Studios in Ventura, CA.

"Automatic is an album that most completely describes our music," Micah shares. "It is eclectic in its songs and covers the full range of styles that we pride ourselves in being able to play. Love in all its forms, is and has always fueled our music: love of life and its mysteries, love for your home, love of nature, and of course love between people. Automatic is no different. The title track 'Automatic' is a tribute to our fans. We owe them everything."

IRATION's last full-length album Time Bomb was released in March 2010 and quickly hit #1 on the iTunes Reggae Albums chart, #40 on iTunes' overall music chart, #2 on Billboard's Reggae Albums chart and #30 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart. "Falling," the massive hit single from Time Bomb and first released on their 2008 EP titled Sample This, has gone on to sell over 83,000 copies, received over 4.8 million Myspace plays and over 3.4 million combined YouTube plays, not to mention the countless cover videos posted. The band's last release, 2011's Fresh Grounds EP, also debuted impressively on multiple charts, coming in at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart and breaking into theBillboard Top 200 Albums chart.

The Hawaiian-bred, Santa Barbara, CA-based band will embark on a coast-to-coast national headlining tour dubbed the "Automatic Tour" featuring special guests Through the Roots, Fortunate Youth and Micah Brown. The run will officially kick off August 5 inPortland before making its way east, stopping in Salt Lake City, Omaha, St. Louis, Detroit, Chicago and Boston. The 30-date tour will then hit New York City Thursday, August 22 for a show at Highline Ballroom before heading to Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Myrtle Beach, Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Atlanta. As they travel back west,IRATION will make numerous stops throughout Texas in Houston, Corpus Christi, Austinand Dallas and visit Tulsa, Albuquerque, Tempe, Sacramento and San Francisco before wrapping in Los Angeles Saturday, September 21 at The Wiltern.

IRATION has also set a few high profile shows before the "Automatic Tour," including a July 13 show alongside reggae legends Steel Pulse at the OC Fair in Orange County, CA and aAugust 2 headlining show at the Del Mar Racetrack's annual Summer Concert Series inSan Diego, CA. See below for full list of dates and venues.

The full track listing for AUTOMATIC is:
1. Automatic
2. Show Me (featuring Lincoln Parish)
3. One Way Track
4. Back Around
5. Go That Road
6. Burn
7. This Old Song
8. Home (featuring Lincoln Parish)
9. Mr. Operator
10. Runaway
11. Uptown
12. Splintered Heart
13. High Flying
14. Milk and Honey (featuring Lincoln Parish)
15. Undertow
16. No Time

DATE                          CITY                                       VENUE
w/ Steel Pulse
Sat       7/13                 Costa Mesa, CA                     Pacific Amphitheatre (OC Fair)
Headlining Show:
Fri        8/2                   Del Mar, CA                            Del Mar Summer Concert Series
X-Fest w/ Puddle Of Mudd and others
Sat       8/3                   Modesto, CA                           Downtown Modesto
Automatic Tour w/ special guests Through the Roots and Micah Brown:
Mon     8/5                   Portland, OR                           Star Theater
w/ Sublime With Rome
Tue      8/6                   Redmond, WA                                    Marymoor Park
Wed     8/7                   Garden City, ID                       Revolution Concert House and Event Center
Automatic Tour w/ special guests Through the Roots and Micah Brown:
Fri        8/9                   Salt Lake City, UT                  The Grand Theatre @ The Complex
w/ Sublime With Rome
Sat       8/10                 Casper, WY                            Casper Events Center
Sun      8/11                 Morrison, CO                          Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Automatic Tour w/ special guests Through the Roots, Fortunate Youth and Micah Brown:
Tue      8/13                 Omaha, NE                             The Waiting Room Lounge
Wed     8/14                 St. Louis, MO                          The Firebird
Thu      8/15                 Detroit, MI                               Small's
Fri        8/16                 Chicago, IL                              Bottom Lounge
Tue      8/20                 Buffalo, NY                             The Waiting Room
Wed     8/21                 Allston, MA                              Brighton Music Hall
Thu      8/22                 New York, NY                         Highline Ballroom
Fri        8/23                 Philadelphia, PA                      Theatre of the Living Arts
Sat       8/24                 Washington, DC                      U Street Music Hall
Mon     8/26                 Ocean City, MD                      Seacrets
Wed     8/28                 Norfolk, VA                             The Norva
Thu      8/29                 Myrtle Beach, SC                   House of Blues
Fri        8/30                 Jacksonville, FL                      Freebird Live
Sat       8/31                 Fort Lauderdale, FL                Culture Room
Sun      9/1                   Orlando, FL                             Beacham Theatre
Mon     9/2                   Atlanta, GA                             Masquerade
Wed     9/4                   Houston, TX                            House of Blues - Bronze Peacock
Thu      9/5                   Corpus Christi, TX                  House of Rock
Fri        9/6                   Austin, TX                               Antone's Night Club
Sat       9/7                   Dallas, TX                               Trees
Tue      9/10                 Tulsa, OK                                The Vanguard
Thu      9/12                 Albuquerque, NM                    Sunshine Theatre
Fri        9/13                 Flagstaff, AZ                           Orpheum Theater
Sat       9/14                 Tempe, AZ                              Marquee Theatre
Wed     9/18                 Arcata, CA                              Humboldt State University
Thu      9/19                 Sacramento, CA                     Ace Of Spades
Fri        9/20                 San Francisco, CA                 The Fillmore
*Sat     9/21                 Los Angeles, CA                     The Wiltern
*Also featuring Seedless